Sunday 26 November 2023

Challenge #468

We're supposedly heading for 'minus' temperatures here shortly - time to stay warm and cosy I think!

My snippets card for today is a Christmas card with a twist:

All the details of how I made it are over on Pixie's HERE - as well as Dudley's latest 'Pupdate'. 

The prize for this fortnight is shown below:

The items making up the prize bundle for this challenge are all donated by Dudley me and you can tell that I've been loitering around in Aall & Create's online shop - oddly enough, I bumped into Sarn there as well! The stamp sets are called 'Anemone' and 'Elemental Notes' - the stencil is called 'Evergreen'.

As always, the Snippets Challenge will run for two weeks and the Playground gates will close at 11am UK time on Saturday 9th December. The gates will open again at midnight UK time on the same day. Mr Linky is below this post.

Please state what snippets you used on your entry, or add a photo of them, otherwise it won't count in the prize draw. 

Remember that we do reserve the right to delete non-compliant entries. It's very important to us to keep the Playground as a happy place to come and play - as well as making sure everyone plays nicely and fairly.

Winners outside the UK please remember that you may be charged fees and import duty on your prize - although Sarn and I always send them out clearly marked as "gifts".

Love and hugs from Di and Dudley, 

Sunday 19 November 2023

Results of Challenge #466


Here we go with the picks from Challenge #466, in numerical order:

How lovely to see Jules, who was the Playground's Founder, back with us after a break, bringing this fabulous card - and she certainly hasn't lost her wonderful touch with card making. Spot the heart folks! 

Not all snippets need to be teeny-tiny and Alison's card really caught my eye - it's gorgeous! I love how the addition of just some touches of white pencil on the berries instantly adds shine!

I absolutely could not resist including this wonderful Christmas card from Vicky - it's absolute perfection IMHO!

Basically, the weeks get tougher for doing the picks as so many of you do strive hard to stick to the Snippets ethos and come up with beautiful designs at the same time. Well done to the picks - and huge thanks to everyone who played along. You are all stars in my eyes!

The randomly drawn winner of the prize bundle is:


Congratulations Inkami (Franka)! To claim your prize, please send an email using the Snippets Playground email address shown on the RH sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER (or similar) in the subject line. Please add your FULL NAME above your home ADDRESS so that I can copy and paste it for speed and ease.

Don't forget folks, Sarn is still running her current Challenge HERE! And my own snippets card for today, as well as a Dudley Pupdate can be found HERE

Love from Di and Dudley, 

Sunday 12 November 2023

Challenge #467

Hello Playmates!

Well first, I must thank you all for making the Playground Bonfire such a success. You all enjoyed the pumpkin soup, bread rolls and jacket potatoes that were doled out from the school canteen. Plus Dudley did a good job of guarding everyone - making sure none of us got too close to the flames. Vicky's Bonfire Toffee went down a storm and Lesley's Guy was a triumph! Those of you who went off to find my flask to give yourselves a bit of extra warmth should know better!!!

It's the start of another fun challenge here in the Snippets Playground and you have until 25th November 2023 to get your homework done.

Here's my homework, the details of which can be found on my personal blog:

The prize for this challenge is shown below and consists of a lovely set of Lil'inker stitched leafy dies from Di; a pair of A6-sized Sizzix "Free Spirit Florals" embossing folders from Brenda; a set of My Favorite Things "Solid Birch Trees" dies from Sue Morris and a nice large Bee Crafty "Silhouette Tree - Perennial" clear stamp from me. Thanks so much to everyone who contributed to this prize.

A lovely autumnal collection of dies, stamps and embossing folders.

So now it's your turn. Bring your snippets homework to the Playground and use Mr Linky (below) to submit it for marking! Please remember to SAY WHAT SNIPPETS YOU USED (or include a photo of them) and leave a comment making it clear whether you're just playing for fun or wish to be included in the draw for the prize.

The Playground gates will clang shut on this challenge at 11am (UK time) on Saturday, 25th November 2023. They'll reopen at midnight (UK time) the same day for the start of the next challenge. Winners outside the UK: Please remember that you may be charged fees and import duty on your prize - although Di and I always send them out clearly marked as "gifts". 

Hugs from Sarn xxx

Sunday 5 November 2023

Results of Challenge #465

Hello Playmates - welcome to the results post. I'm here to share my Top 3 Picks and the name of the prize winner for Challenge 465.

Here are my top picks (in entry order):

This lovely card full of snippet squares was made by Anne in pretty pastel colours. A very feminine card and a bit quilt-like.

Next up is Pat's wonderful blue tit card with a dry embossed background. Very tweet(!)

And last, but certainly not least, is another tweet(!) card by Christa. Complete coincidence that I chose two cards with birds on them, honest!

If you've been showcased, please feel free to collect your 'Top Pick' badge from HERE.

The winner of Challenge 465 is No 33:


Congratulations Hilary. Please claim your prize by sending your name and address details via email using the Snippets Playground email address shown in the sidebar, with PLAYGROUND WINNER in the subject line.

There's still nearly a week of Di's challenge to go. If you haven't submitted a piece of homework yet, just scroll down to the previous post to find all the details. 

And remember we're lighting the big bonfire, with a Guy Fawkes on top, this evening. Vicky has bought some Bonfire Toffee to share out, and you'll find Di and I in the school canteen dishing out soup & rolls, jacket potatoes and mugs of hot chocolate to keep us all warm. If you want your hot chocolate "spiced up", I've left a spare flask on a table behind the bike sheds. Help yourself!!! 😜

Hugs, Sarn xxx